President Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States of America and marked his second term as US president. Obama’s theme for his second inaugural address was “Faith in America’s Future”, which emphasizes the virtues of determination, perseverance and harmony. In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama emphasized the need to strengthen middle class families in the United States. Key policy issues regarding immigration, climate change and gun control also took center stage in the inaugural address. At the initial phase of his address, President Obama highlighted equality and human rights which was articulated in the Declaration of Independence. Obama stated that freedom is indeed a gift from God, but humans must take steps to secure this freedom. He stressed that there is still more progress yet to be made on human and civil rights of United States citizens, particularly the rights of women, the minority groups and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Obama also stressed the importance of immigration, gun control and climate change in this decade. Obama assured the public that his administration will respond appropriately to these threats in order to protect the future generations of Americans. He urged America to lead in this area, particularly in climate change and making the transition to support sustainable energy. Inequality of wealth is another issue addressed in this speech and Obama notes that succeed cannot be achieved if wealth is concentrated to the very few while a growing number barely make ends meet. He also acknowledged that rising healthcare costs is another area to be addressed and that agencies such as Medicare and Social Security only serve to strengthen America.